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Exotic Music from Turtoa 🌍
May 01, 2020

Listen to the Turtoa Top Tracks playlist to hear beautiful & exotic music
from our upcoming video game Turtoa. Becoming familiar with these
songs will help you do better in the game when it comes out.
Please follow this playlist if you use Spotify!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/548tDiinMQ7P5A1Vw7aZ74?si=ijyGQTk-RP2DAiaxVEwpLg

We are still exploring the world of music to add more amazing artists
to the game. If you know of awesome world music that would fit the
vibe, please send it to us.

Turtoa: Global Rhythm is growing at http://www.turtoa.com

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Online Lux Event - May 7th!

We are hosting another round of "Kill the King" online Lux games next week. Join together with your fellow Luxers to vanquish the dastardly king (that's me).

When: Thursday May 7th at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 8pm Berlin
Where: Join the "FEST" host in the Lux Delux network game list.

Questions or advance smack-talk in this KTK forum post.
https://sillysoft.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=29253

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New Lux AI - Viking

There's a brand new computer AI plugin called Viking now available for
Lux Delux.

It's available for PC/Mac/Linux versions. Download it from inside the
Plugin Manager inside Lux Delux to face off against this cold warrior
from the north!

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May we find the joy in every day,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Lux-down the Lock-down!
April 02, 2020

Many of us have extra time on our hands in the midst of this global pandemic. Video games to the rescue?

As our contribution to fighting the virus, we are giving away free copies of Lux Delux: the Game of Universal Domination! We hope this helps you and your friends stay inside.

Lux Delux is the Mac, Windows, and Linux version of our world domination game Lux. It includes online multi-player, so you can get some socializing in at an appropriate distance.

If you already have a copy of Lux Delux, please forward this offer to some of your friends so they can join in the fun.

---> Lux-Down the Lock-Down here:
https://sillysoft.net/contact/luxdown.php

This link will be good for the next 7 days, or until 7000 copies of Lux are given away (whichever comes first), so act now!

Stay healthy, stay inside for now,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Beta testers wanted
February 29, 2020

Global Rhythm Beta Testers Wanted

Our upcoming video game Turtoa is in a playable state and ready for beta testing. As a dedicated fan subscriber, we would like to offer you first chance to experience the game!

The game is definitely not finished yet. Right now it has 8 playable levels (and will have over 100 eventually). We would love your help in trying out what we have so far, helping us ensure it works well on a wide variety of devices, and giving suggestions on how it could improve.

Turtoa: Global Rhythm is an exotic world music video game, a wild ride through fantastic beats and alluring songs from around the globe.

We are starting with testing on mobile devices. If you would like to take part, please email lux@sillysoft.net stating your interest and what kind of mobile device (phone or tablet) you use.



Turtoa: Global Rhythm - Gameplay Video
January 31, 2020

Turtoa: Global Rhythm - Gameplay video

We're excited to share the first video of our upcoming game:



Turtoa: Global Rhythm is an exotic world music video game, showcasing fantastic tunes and alluring beats from around the globe.

This video features level music by David Charrier, master of the handpan (hang drum). The full game will contain a variety of extraordinary instruments and fascinating rhythms from cultures across the world.

Turtoa will be coming to both mobile and desktop game platforms in 2020. The exact release date hasn't been set yet.

Alpha Testing

We have been doing local alpha testing and are almost ready to expand our test subjects. If you're interested in trying out potentially buggy game software, please reply with a message explaining why you would make a rigorous tester.

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Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina UPDATE

Lux Delux and Lux Alliance have been updated to work on the latest Mac OS version 10.15 Catalina. Mac users please update your Lux Delux to version 6.64 to ensure it runs properly on the latest Mac OS versions.

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Hope the new century is treating you well so far,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Trade War HD
November 29, 2019

Trade War HD Lux Map

Fake news is rampant, and barriers are going up faster then impeachment. The worlds biggest economies are in a full on TRADE WAR!

Thus we bring you the new Trade War HD map for Lux:


This map is sized to fit great on tablets, phones, and desktops all. Download it now from inside Lux DLX (iOS/Android) and Lux Delux (Mac/Windows/Linux).

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2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

4 Luxers have been inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, honoring a lifetime of stunning achivements. Congratulations to:

Owned
32% winning percentage in over 1100 FH games
69 awards
award winning map maker
most sportsmanlike player award winner
2+ years of mod duty

Cortes
3275 FH Wins (6th overall)
13128 FH games (8th overall)
3rd seed
most sportsmanlike player award winner

Danstoncul
33.39% FH Win Percentage (2nd best ever for 1000+ FH games)
52 awards
40.51% win percentage
First game: Apr 28, 2007

Landlord
37 weekly wins!
95 awards
1778 FH wins
FH Win Percentage: 27.12%
#1 seed

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Our next game surfaces

Sillysoft is working on a new exotic music game. It's set in tropical waters and features groovy rhythms from around the world. Here are some development screenshots to whet your appetite:

Turtoa: Global Rhythms

Turtoa: Global Rhythms

Turtoa: Global Rhythms

Turtoa: Global Rhythms

Turtoa: Global Rhythms

Turtoa: Global Rhythms

Turtoa: Global Rhythms

We're still debating the name for the game. We want to include a musical reference, and a Turtle reference as well. Here are some of our name ideas:

- Turtoa: Global Rhythms

- Rhythm Turtles

- Turtoa: World of Music

- Turtle Drum

- Turtoa: Global Grooves

- Turtoa: Oceans of Groove
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Which name is your favorite? Please let us know at lux@sillysoft.net !

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Thanks for partaking in our shared indie game adventures!
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Luxtoberfest 2019 and flash sales
October 04, 2019


Luxtoberfest 2019 is here. Opening day will be happening on:
* Sunday October 6th

Starting at:
* 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern / 8pm Berlin

Opening day will consist of Winner-Picks style, definitely some Kill the King game mode, chatting about Lux memories and more. Come join the FEST host in online Lux Delux to participate.

Luxtoberfest 2019 Schedule:

October 6: Opening Day

October 7-11: Classic themed tournament

October 16-20: The Mighty Mushroom tournament

October 21-25: Roman Masters Tournament

October 26-27: Crazy Blobs days

As the month continues, full details will be announced in the Luxtoberfest 2019 Schedule thread in the forums.

 

Online Rankings Tweaks:
We are moving forward with 2 weekly rankings ladders:

• Biohazard Weekly - for all mutants

• Luxtopian Explorers Weekly - featuring the best and favorite maps and settings (non bio-deux!)

Seeds will be calculated based on position in both ladders.

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Luxtober flash Sales!

Lux DLX on iOS - 40% off now until October 10th!

Lux DLX on Android - 40% off now until October 10th!

Lux Delux on Steam - 50% off now until October 7th!

Lux Alliance on Steam - Sale coming October 7th-14th!

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We Had A Baby Boy!

Things have been a little quieter in Luxtopia over the last year,
because we've been welcoming a new human being into the world! Here's
a few photos of the newest Luxer: Leonidas.




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Turtle Drum - Tropical Music Game - Teaser

Here's a little teaser of what Sillysoft is building next:



Beta testing soon...

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Retrieve past registrations

All registered Lux Delux and Lux Alliance users can always retrieve
past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to
play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.

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Happy Luxtober,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Australia-Uluru HD Map
April 29, 2019

Australia-Uluru HD Lux Map

Sillysoft is pleased to introduce a new HD map of Australia, featuring Uluru (Ayers Rock) as a powerful connection-nexus. The map is sized to fit great on iPads, and also works on all other devices.



You can download it now from inside Lux DLX (iOS/Android) and Lux Delux (Mac/Windows/Linux).

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Mission Me - creative mobile game

Our latest game creation is Mission Me, a mobile focused augmented reality game. It's a free download for iOS and Android devices.



Testimonials direct from App Store reviews:

"Love the missions. Quirky, interesting & challenges me to be a better human" - Azarethroy

"A surprisingly effective vehicle for self-reflection and growth" - Jubilee86

"This is for motivated people or people who want to get motivated... point is ITS FOR EVERYONE!" - JoelEmbiid69

Download the Mission Me app for free now!



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Retrieve past registrations

All registered Lux Delux and Lux Alliance users can always retrieve past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.

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Blessings to your unfolding spring,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Mission Me - creative AR game
March 01, 2019

Mission Me AR app continues to add zest!

Our newest app game Mission Me has gotten another update, to allow iOS users the ability to share Mission Reports to Instagram, and improve the social network sharing behaviours on Android as well.



Mission Me is designed to enhance your creativity in real-life. Try it out now, for free!

Testimonials direct from App Store reviews:

"Love the missions. Quirky, interesting & challenges me to be a better human" - Azarethroy

"A surprisingly effective vehicle for self-reflection and growth" - Jubilee86

"This is for motivated people or people who want to get motivated... point is ITS FOR EVERYONE!" - JoelEmbiid69

Download the Mission Me app for free now!

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Online Lux Delux - Ranking and Rules Restructuring

We have implemented several important changes to the online ranking system for Lux Delux as well as the rules. Notably, the weekly chase is now only in specific curated rooms (named LEONIDAS), while other popular maps (Bio Deux, Classic, Roman Maps) continue to be ranked on monthly ladders.

The Rules for Online Play have been updated to clarify and simplify as well as to call out specific things that are NOT against the rules even though many seem to think they are.

We hope these and future incremental changes will enable progress in recruiting and retaining online players.

Full details on weekly map curation can be found here in the Kings & Castles event forum thread.

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Retrieve past registrations

All registered Lux Delux and Lux Alliance users can always retrieve past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.

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Hope you enjoy our latest game Mission Me,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



Kings and Castles
January 23, 2019

Online Lux - Kings & Castles February!


Greetings and Salutations to all Lords and Knightly folk, Sharpen your sword, polish your armor and gird your loins for our online Kings and Castles event in February! There will be a lot of great royal maps, a 'winner picks' option and both weekly and monthly medals. Starting Feb 3...

Key points:
* The weekly rankings chase in February will happen in specific rooms devoted to the Kings and Castles theme.
* Monthly ranked games (Bio Deux, Imperium, Classic) will still be hosted, but will not relate to the weekly ranks.
* There are rooms for preview and practice. Please ask a mod to change a map for you if needed.
* Winner Picks for first 3 weeks.
* Spring will come shortly after the conclusion of this event.

Full details here in the Kings & Castles forum thread.

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iOS Lux stability improvements

Some iOS users have been having issues running Lux Touch and Lux DLX on their devices (often iPad Airs or iPad Minis) after upgrading to iOS 11.4 or 12.1. It took way longer then expected to track down a fix to these issues, but we've now done it!

Please update your Lux Touch or Lux DLX apps to version 3.24 from the app store for continued world domination fun!

(As of this writing, Lux Touch 3.24 has been approved, however Lux DLX 3.24 is still awaiting Apple's review approval, it should be available within a day or two...)

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Mission Me for an extra creative life!

Have you tried our latest app game Mission Me yet?

It's designed to help you live a more entertaining real-life!



Testimonials direct from App Store reviews:

"A fun way to break out of your routine and expand your edges" - Tamara W.

"My daughter loves choosing missions for me and completing some of her own" - Krishna C.

Yes, we kept Mission Me family friendly, try it out as a fun way to connect with your kids!

Download the Mission Me app for free now!



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Mission Me top tweets for January

Mission Me lets you tweet your mission reports! Here are a couple fun ones from this month to share with you:




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Turtle Drum - Alpha Teaser

We hope you like magic turtles. We're prototyping a new musical app game, and hope to have more news on that front soon...

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Retrieve past registrations

All registered Lux Delux and Lux Alliance users can always retrieve past registration codes to play anew. They also come with a key to play on the steam platform!

Retrieve your past registrations and steam keys here.

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Hope you enjoy our latest game Mission Me,
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



New free app: Lux Roman Empire
December 22, 2018

Lux Roman Empire - new free iOS app!

We've just released a new free iOS game: Lux Roman Empire!

Battle your way to become Emperor of Rome on your iOS phone and tablet! You start from 1 of 4 different scenario factions, and battle a mix of enemies, for wide replay possibilities. It's a 100% free game, our gift to yall this season.

If you already have our flagship app Lux DLX, look for the new Rome Mini and Rome HD maps (included in the latest update) and you can play them there with your choice of AI difficulty and game settings.







Merry Luxmas!
Dustin Quasar Sacks
Sillysoft Games



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